Friday, September 2, 2011
Revenge Is Sweet! Mets Eliminate Marlins From Post Season Play
...OK, not as heartbreaking of an achievement as what the Marlins bestowed upon the Mets in 2007 and 2008, but at least the Mets solidified the Marlins "fate" after taking 4 of 5 games from the Marlins with last nights 7-5 victory.
Miguel Batista earned his 100th career win while pitching 6 innings and allowing 2 runs.
With last night's win, the Mets have won 6 of their last 10 games. Tonight they travel to Washington to take on the Nationals. RA Dickey will oppose Ross Detwiler.
On The Injury Front: Both Ruben Tejada and Josh Thole left last nights games with hand injuries; Tejada got plunked on the knuckle/hand on his bottom, left hand. Thole was injured when he and Batista had mixed signals on a pitch. Thole was thinking slider and Batista was throwing a fastball. Thole's XRays were negative, but will have an MRI today due to much swelling in the wrist.
With Mike Nickeas the only healthy catcher, the Mets might need to look down on the farm for another backstop. The most likely candidate would be 38 year old Raul Chavez from AAA Buffalo.
Entering the last real month of the season, the Mets will look to finish strong, and upper management will take long looks at the youngsters, most notably Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, and Nick Evans. All three have played well with increased playing time. Hopefully they will take a long look at Jose, and start figuring out what it will take to re-sign him.
Sources: Photos: ESPN Game stats ESPN